Any medical error is disturbing, especially in Pediatrics.  Reports of such errors might leave you wondering what you can do to ensure a safe health care environment for your patients.

The American Academy of Pediatrics has a Safer Health Care for Kids website ( for physicians, allied
health professionals, administrators, parents, and caregivers, who are seeking pediatric patient safety information and strategies. 

Highlights include:

    A comprehensive, one-stop resource center for pediatric-specific patient safety guidance.  Here you will find useful strategies, valuable information links, and expert advice on reducing or eliminating medical errors affecting children.
    These are a series of free, one-hour Web-based seminars, or “Webinars,” on various pediatric patient safety topics.  Register for an upcoming, live Webinar, and earn a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Or, access a full archive, including audio, from one of the past Webinar offerings.  Or, download just the Podcast or slide set from the Webinar library. 

For more information, and to register, click here

Please direct any questions about this Webinar or the Safer Health Care for Kids program to

    Links to recent articles relating to pediatric patient safety.
    A feature that brings the experts to you – and gives you an opportunity to receive answers to your follow-up questions from the pediatric patient safety Webinars.
    Useful tips to help you to ensure a safe health care environment for your patients and their families. 
    Resources to help parents understand what they can do to help ensure their optimal safety in the health care that their child receives. 
    An e-community dedicated to pediatric patient safety issues and information exchange with other clinicians.

Check out the Safer Health Care for Kids website today at:

If you have a question about the Safer Health Care for Kids program, email


2002 AAP Pediatric Patient Safety Conference





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